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Bristol RE 1385 R

1385R was delivered as Midland General's 31 during May 1964.

It had 51 coach seats in it's Eastern Coachworks body, number 14156.
When built it was fitted with a 2 piece bus (raised) destination panel, with a rear destination panel as well, and a bus type door. (Illustrations)
Its chassis (number 212.049) was powered by a Gardner 6HLX engine.

This vehicle no longer exists, it was last recorded in Dec 1977.
Trent Bristol RELH/ECW coach 1385R
Photo copyright: Lady Wulfrun 


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   Livery Owner Date Location Photo copyright Photo link
 Midland General Cream/Blue Midland General 31  London Steve Thorpe Click Here 
 Midland General Cream/Blue Midland General 131   Book-Buses in Britain 1970s  Buy Book 
 Midland General Cream/Black Midland General 131 1970  21c101 Click Here 
 Midland General Cream/Black Midland General 131
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1972 Sheffield Book-BRISTOL RE 40   
 Midland General Cream/Blue Midland General 266  Nottingham beckingtonian Click Here 
 NBC Red/White DP Midland General 266   southlancs Click Here 
 NBC Red/White DP Trent 266 Aug 1977 Nottingham Lady Wulfrun Click here for photograph of 1385R 

Diary for 1385R

Date Event Owner Number Allocation Details Livery
May 1964 Built for:Midland General 31   Midland General Cream/Black 
Jan 1969 Renumbered Midland General 131    
Dec 1972 Renumbered Midland General 266    
Nov 1975   Ilkeston   
Jan 1977 Sold to:Trent 266    
Sep 1977 Withdrawn by:Trent    
Dec 1977 Sold to:Bracebridge Heath  For spares recovery  

Owners shown above in Green are preservationists, Red are dealers, Blue for PSV use and brown for None-PSV.

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